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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Wellness

Taking care of your kid's health just got easier

Reflecting a trend of gamification, a growing number of apps are designed to help kids learn to manage their health, tackling subjects such as diabetes, asthma and even psychological aspects of growing up.

Open gyms, Delhi's latest fitness fixation!

Built over an area of 1,000 square metres, the gyms have been set up in 30 parks, including the popular Talkatora Garden, Lodhi Garden, and Nehru Park by the NDMC under its "Go Green, Open Gym" project.

Sleeping on animal fur bed reduces asthma risk in infants

The study at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich suggested that microbial environment in animal skin and fur could have a protective effect against asthma and allergies.

Watching action movies leads to weight gain?

"We have found that if you’re watching an action movie while snacking your mouth will see more action too. In other words, the more distracting the program is, the more you will eat," a new study from  the Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab.

Tired of wearing eyeglasses? Go for raindrop correction

Tired of wearing eyeglasses? Scientists have developed a technique called raindrop that could see reading glasses gone forever. In this technique, a tiny implant known as "raindrop" is placed under the cornea to solve vision problems linked to ageing.

Herbal, dietary supplements may cause liver injury

Liver injury due to non-bodybuilding supplements is most severe, more frequently resulting in death or the need for transplantation than liver injury from bodybuilding supplements or conventional medications, said the study.

Now, treat hemophilia with plant cells

People with severe hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder typically receive regular injections of these proteins, called clotting factors, as a treatment for the disease.

How to reduce body odour after exercise

If you are bogged down with body odour after exercise, make it a point to wear cotton clothes instead of polyester before you go out. The main culprits of body odour are micrococci, which are bacteria, able to grow better on polyester.

Proven: Greener neighbourhood leads to healthy pregnancy

Pregnant women who live in neighbourhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to moms who live in urban areas that are not as green.

Fashionistas, don't ignore health risks while being trendy

Do not follow fashion trends blindly. Consider the long and short-term health risks associated with the latest fashion trends, warns a leading orthopaedic. We outline the potential dangers of following trends at the cost of comfort. Read carefully.

Why some tasks always remain in our to-do lists

If you find certain tasks occupying a permanent position in your to-do lists, it has to do with your perception of time, says a study. People are more likely to begin a job when, from a time perspective, it appears to be a part of the present.

7 superfoods you should avoid

It's true that smarter food choices can add years to your life. Superfoods, for that matter promise superior health. However, not all superfoods are worth your money. And everybody reminding you to adopt it just to shed those extra kilos is a buzzkill! Here is a list of superfoods that you can easily avoid for the lack of nutritional values.

Ward off diabetes in kids with regular breakfast

Researchers have found that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The observations suggest that regular consumption, particularly involving consumption of a high fibre cereal, could protect against the early development of this disease.

Try spinach drink to kill junk food craving

A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases "hedonic hunger" by up to 95 % and increases weight loss by 43 %, new research indicates. Taking thylakoids reinforces the body's production of satiety hormones and suppresses hunger which leads to better appetite control, healthier eating habits and increased weight loss.

Like regular cigarettes, e-cigs too can function as 'gateway' to harder drugs

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a 'gateway drug' that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine said.
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